Achievement medals

Achievement medals

An achievement medal is a disc, typically made of metal and the size of a large coin. It usually has an inscription or design to commemorate an event or is awarded as a distinction to someone such as a soldier or athlete. In this lesson, students will design an achievement medal based on a theme of their choice before manufacturing the medal using a 3D printer.
Subjects
Design and TechnologyScienceMathematicsComputing
Years | Grades
7th Grade | 11-12 years8th Grade | 12-13 years9th Grade | 13-14 years10th Grade | 14-15 years11th Grade | 15-16 years
Duration
Lesson 1: 90 minutes Print time: ~ 1 hour 30 minutes

Achievement Medals Trailer
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Objectives

  • Know the functional requirements of a medal 
  • Use TinkerCAD® software to design an achievement medal optimized for 3D printing
  • Manufacture a medal using a 3D printer
 

Tools and equipment

  • BE3D eDee printer
  • Set of example models
  • A computer that can access the internet and TinkerCAD
  • Paper pad and pencil
  • Printed lesson resources
 

Skill requirements

To participate in the lesson, students should be able to:
  • Use TinkerCAD, Fusion 360 or similar CAD software at an intermediate level
  • Be comfortable using DeeControl software including adjusting print settings
  • Use the BE3D EDEE 3D printer

Achievement medals walkthrough
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3D models overview

  • Total print time 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Total filament 6 m
  • Additional non-printable components
  • Printed all at once
MEDAL 1
  • 20 minutes
  • 1.5 m
MEDAL 2
  • 20 minutes
  • 1.5 m
MEDAL 3
  • 20 minutes
  • 1.5 m
MEDAL 4
  • 20 minutes
  • 1.5 m
Note: Values are calculated for one set of models.

Lesson resources

  • Lesson plan
  • Example medals
  • Worksheet
  • Walkthrough
  • Presentation
  • 3D models
  • 3D print instructions
  • Curriculum alignment